Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Friday, May 27 @ 3:19 p.m. / Community

Del Norte Youth Heads to Washington D.C. for Journalism Conference


Sophie Long

From George Mason University:

Sophie Long, a student at Del Norte County High School (Crescent City, CA, US), has been selected to represent Crescent City, CA as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2022 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Long joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Long was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media.

The experiential portion of the program is complemented by speakers who are well-known leaders in the media community. Presenters include prominent journalists, CEOs of major media outlets, researchers, and recent college graduates successfully entering the field. Past speakers have included Hoda Kotb from NBC, Brian Lamb from C-SPAN, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Carol Guzy, and Susan Goldberg from National Geographic.

With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Journalism and Media Conference offers aspiring journalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience.

The week long program, held at George Mason University’s state-of-the-art campus, will encourage and inspire young leaders from across the country who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.

The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 17 to July 22, 2022.


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